Welcome to Key Model World

Homby Magazine has launched a brand-new website to combine its print and digital content in one space. We introduce KeyModelWorld.com and its features.

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Key Model World is now open for Hornby Magazine readers. The new site ushers in a new era of multimedia content from the magazine and will bring together the latest issue together with expanded content as well as a growing back-catalogue of past issues. The site will also include a PDF reader to display the latest issue in magazine format offering instant online access.

Key Model World is shared between Key Publishing’s Hornby Magazine and sister title Airfix Model World and offers a combination of free and premium content. Existing subscribers to the two titles will get instant access to the full site using their subscriber number offering a huge resource of modelling material at the click of a mouse. PocketMags Digital subscribers can contact subs@keypublishing.com to gain access.

Online only subscriptions to Key Model World at discounted introductory rates are available too starting from £41.99 for a full year (full price £69.99). Alternative rates for three and six month subscriptions will also be available.

Content for all will include the latest news, event listings and new model videos following on from the established pattern on www.hornbymagazine.com plus there will be expanded features for those who subscribe to the site including extra images, exclusive videos and much more.

Brand new and exclusive content is also being developed to go live on Key Model World each month alongside the magazine’s release. April will see release of a full step by step guide and time-lapse video of our garden scene as well as a full step by step guide to installing digital sound in Heljan’s latest ‘O’ gauge Class 35 to go with our review of the new release. Subscribers will also be able to access exclusive video of Ron Bailes' Cherry Orchard and Immingham Depot.


Cherry Orchard – discover more about this wonderful 7mm scale layout in our exclusive online video as well as being able to see the full suite of images from our photoshoot.

Making a scene – read our full step by step guide to the garden scene from this issue and watch it being built in time-lapse here

‘Hymek’ sound – the arrival of Heljan’s new ‘O’ gauge ‘Hymek’ B-B diesel prompted us to install digital sound. We show you how in a special feature here plus you can watch video of the fully sound fitted model running on our editor's garden railway.

Immingham Depot – take a tour of Immingham Museum and Heritage Centre’s ‘OO’ gauge model of the huge depot in our latest video.